Beer Shop is partnering with Hope For The Day, a Chicago-based nonprofit mental health outreach and education organization, is hosting “Pints ’n’ Hugs” this Saturday, Sept. 28, to celebrate National Drink Beer Day and raise suicide prevention awareness.
“As a team, we’re really passionate about suicide awareness and in the last two years, I feel like it’s becoming increasingly more important,” said Beer Shop event manager Dani Kovack. “We just want to bring something new to the table for fundraising and give people a chance to contribute, but also have fun.”
The event starts at 1 and lasts until 4 p.m., with a $5 pint of draft Oktoberfest beer on special. Local DJ Dan Brice is scheduled to perform. Artwork from artist and former Beer Shop employee Rebekah Kuczma will be featured. Brice performed at Oak Park’s Micro Brew Review in August. This past June, Kuczma was one of 10 artists chosen by the Oak Park Area Arts Council to design a mini-mural.
Hope For The Day will provide information on suicide prevention and awareness for the community at the event. Beer Shop will donate 10 percent of the entire day’s draft sales to the organization.